Management team

Lyndon Worrall
Managing Director

Lyndon Worrall is Managing Director and Founder of Legacy Ventures. Lyndon is from Cape Town and has a background in strategic marketing and investor relations. Since founding Legacy he has actively participated on dozens of business school programmesand has worked and mentored executives from all walks of life and from the best schools in the world. 

Lyndon focusses on certain key international markets and regularly addresses international executives on doing business in these countries. He has a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise working with numerous organisationsmaking a social impact around the world. He currently lives in London and completed his Executive MBA at Imperial College in 2006.


Anca Enica
Strategy and Marketing Director

Anca Enica is a director of development and strategy at Legacy Ventures. She has worked with executives from all walks of life delivering cutting edge programmesaround strategic leadership, peak performance and innovation management. Current clients include many of the world’s leading business schools and various global corporations. 

Over the last 5 years Anca has delivered dozens of learning immersions worldwide for clients. She is a business development and strategy expert, managing a global team and her extensive insight into experiential learning provides a unique basis and understanding of immersive learning.  Anca’sprofessional passion is to positively impact the world by creating space for the great thinkers and doers so they may converge and innovate. She completed her executive MBA at Imperial College Business School, holds an LLB from University of Sussex and has previously worked as a corporate solicitor for leading Canadian law firm Fasken Martineau in London.


Paul Gardiner
Network Director

With a family background in the tourism industry, Paul is extremely well-travelled, and has a sincere passion for education and knowledge-sharing. As a director and one of the initial founders of Legacy Ventures, he has accompanied a number of international trips, listing China as a personal highlight. Paul is an experienced networker and works hard at connecting Legacy with top people who can add value to our programmes in our different destinations. In addition to his involvement at Legacy Ventures, Paul is also a Director of the Mantis Group (an international hospitality group), and Director of Worldwide Experience, a company registered in the UK which has exclusively partnered with celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls to host and facilitate his first ever Survival Academy.

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Catia Pugliese
Senior Programme Manager

Originally from Italy, Catia holds a master’s degree in Event Management and Incentive Travel from one of Rome’s leading tourism universities. She started her career as an international conference and meeting organiser in one of Italy’s top professional congress organising agencies. Her enthusiasm and appetite for new challenges led her to move to the UK where she joined the Legacy Ventures team as a Program Manager building world-class itineraries in many of the world’s emerging markets. Catia is an experienced member of the Legacy Ventures team, loved for her great customer service skills and superb attention to detail.


Yost Hou
Programme Manager

Coming from a British Born Chinese background, Yost has a rooted understanding of both English and Chinese culture. His trilingual abilities in Cantonese, Mandarin and English makes him an invaluable asset on the ground in our trips to Asia. Yost has experience leading international immersion programmes for both EMBA and MBA groups. Yost is an efficient communicator with a convivial personality. He has travelled across numerous regions in Mainland China and has spent a year abroad studying Chinese at the prestigious Nanjing University. He cites the Harbin Ice and Snow festival as a personal highlight of his travels. 


Ileana Marinica
Senior Programme Manager

Originally from Romania, Ileana graduated the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest – Faculty of Business Administration and since 2008 holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the same institution. She joined Legacy Ventures in 2014, as a Programme Manager, and believes this position offers her the fantastic opportunity to be part of the most memorable experience of an MBA student’s life – the international study tour to emerging or frontier markets. Having a background in marketing, Ileana leases with top executives from leading companies around the world in order to offer client universities insightful and valuable meetings with the most knowledgeable experts in different industries.


Ming Yue
Country Manager: China

Based in Beijing, Ming Yue is LegacyUnions’s pivotal man in China. Having worked in the local and international travel and hospitality industry for the last two decades. He is a senior director of top Chinese tourism companies and has extensive local knowledge and a deep understanding of cross-cultural management enabling him to build effective marketing and communications strategies for companies looking to take advantage of China’s burgeoning market.